Every Visual Effects Oscar Winner In One Video

Thursday, 30 January 2014 - 10:09AM
Thursday, 30 January 2014 - 10:09AM
Every Visual Effects Oscar Winner In One Video
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Visual effects, or engineering effects as they were once known, have always played a massive part in the success of a big screen story. The artists that tricked our eyes and amazed us with feats of engineering and graphics were honored on and off throughout the history of the Academy Awards, but in 1977 a specific Visual Effects category came back into play and the industry hasn't looked back since.


Now, thanks to Nelson Carvajal you can relive every single winner of the 'Best Visual Effects' Oscar from 1977 right through to last year. The video is a beautiful trip down memory lane, giving us a chance to recognize not just how far VFX have come in the last few decades, but how the industry got here. One theme is clear, Science Fiction and Fantasy have dominated the category, with LucasFilm specifically dominating the categories early years with its Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas.


Here's a full list of the winners, in order. Which one is your favourite?


1977: Star Wars

1978: Superman

1979: Alien

1980: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

1981: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982: E.T: The Extraterrestrial

1983: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

1984: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

1985: Cocoon

1986: Aliens

1987: Innerspace

1988: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1989: The Abyss

1990: Total Recall

1991: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

1992: Death Becomes Her

1993: Jurassic Park

1994: Forest Gump

1995: Babe

1996: Independence Day

1997: Titanic

1998: What Dreams May Come

1999: The Matrix

2000: Gladiator

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

2004: Spider-Man 2

2005: King Kong

2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

2007: The Golden Compass

2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2009: Avatar

2010: Inception

2011: Hugo

2012: Life of Pi

2013 (Nominees): Gravity, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Star Trek: Into Darkness


So, who is your pick for 2013's award? We're sitting firmly in the 'Gravity' camp.

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